GUWAHATI, Dec 29 - The Assam Science Society (ASS) has opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).
In a statement issued here, the Society has described the legislation as a threat to the country’s secular fabric. Likewise, it has also gone against the spirit of Article 51 A of the Indian Constitution, which speaks of the duties of the Indian citizens to develop humanism and scientific temper.
It said this very piece of legislation has sought to burden Assam with more foreign nationals, which is sure to result ‘in the extinction of the meagre resources that the State has at its disposal at present,’ besides constricting further its insufficient employment avenues. All these will ultimately destabilise the State’s society.
Moreover, the legislation also poses threats to the Assamese people, and, more particularly, to their language.
The natural environment and habitable area of the State, which are already under stress, would not be able to bear any additional burden of the population.
Considering all these aspects, the Society has decided to oppose the legislation and urge the government to scrap it in no time, said the Society.
The Society has also condoled the death of all those who have been made to lay down their lives in the struggle to resist this draconian piece of legislation and demanded an inquiry into these incidents.